The Institute of International Education hosted the 8th Annual Best Practices in Internationalization Conference at IIE's headquarters in New York City on March 22, 2013. Leading experts in the field and the winners of the 2013 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education presented successful strategies and best practices on a range of themes in internationalizing higher education, including a new conference theme dedicated to internationalizing the professions.

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Speakers and Presentations

Keynote speakers were Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and Michael A. McRobbie, the President of Indiana University.

The conference featured presentations by university provosts, deans, and government officials who shared their strategies and achievements for internationalizing their respective campuses. Winners of the 2013 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education discussed their programs, all of which contribute to the internationalization of higher education in the United States and abroad.

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IIE Andrew Heiskell Award Winners

IIE presented the Andrew Heiskell Awards for 2013 to ten campuses, recognizing their outstanding initiatives. To date, the Heiskell Awards have recognized nearly 100 programs. The goals of IIE’s Heiskell Awards are to foster innovative ideas that will help international education professionals create and sustain new opportunities for students and faculty; to bring international education to the forefront of education policy; and to stimulate public awareness of the benefits of international educational exchange.

Visit the Best Practices Resource featuring past Andrew Heiskell Award winners

Pre-Conference Roundtable Discussions

On March 21, IIE held a day of pre-conference roundtables on important current topics in international education. These sessions included discussions on: "Shifting Perspectives: Engaging in Development Solutions", "International Education for What?: Examining the Benefits of Student Mobility", and "Institutional Perspectives on International Development". Each session was moderated by an IIE representative, and included expert speakers on the topics and participants from all facets of the higher education community.

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Sponsors and Partners

The Best Practices Conference was sponsored by Educational Testing Service (ETS), the French Embassy, and the Office of Educational Affairs of the Chinese Embassy in the U.S.A.

IIE's college and university partners play an important role in the work that the institute has done throughout its history to enable future leaders from all backgrounds and in all sectors to gain access to world-class education. We are grateful to the higher education community and to all of the public and private sector sponsors and donors who make this possible.

The work that the Institute does, together with our partners and sponsors, to develop global leaders, internationalize higher education, and rescue threatened scholars encourages peace, prosperity, and scientific progress around the world. Opportunities like those offered by the Fulbright Program, Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, the Gilman International Scholarship Program, and IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund translate into life-changing experiences for tomorrow’s leaders.The Institute of International Education's vision is a world in which international is part of everyone’s education.

IIE Best Practices 2013
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